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Three earthquakes shake the west coast of Gran Canaria

The earthquakes, which have been detected by the National Geographic Institute (IGN), have shaken Mogán, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Agaete and Gáldar on Gran Canaria.

On Thursday, a series of three consecutive earthquakes rattled the west coast of Gran Canaria. The magnitudes of the quakes were measured at 3.7, 3.3, and 3.0. The epicenter of these seismic activities was located in the sea and was felt by residents in four municipalities: Mogán, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Agaete, and Gáldar.

According to the National Geographic Institute’s website, the initial earthquake occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. local time. It was the most intense of the three, with a magnitude of 3.7. The epicenter was situated about 20 kilometers west of Agaete, with a focal depth of 23 kilometers. On the European macro-seismic scale, this earthquake had an intensity level of IV, indicating that it was widely observed by the population but did not cause any damage.

Shortly after, at 9:35 a.m., a second earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 occurred at a depth of 12 kilometers. This was followed by a third quake measuring 3.0 at 9:48 a.m., with a focal depth of 9 kilometers below the surface. Both of these earthquakes had their epicenters in the sea, at the same location as the first tremor.

The second earthquake, with a magnitude of 3.3, has been classified as “felt” by the IGN, as there are testimonies from citizens who noticed it.


In a separate development, the National Geographic Institute reported that over 112 earthquakes had been detected in the Santiago del Teide area, located in the western part of Tenerife, since the previous day. These seismic events occurred at considerable depths.

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